Epiphone EL-00 Studio Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This short-scale acoustic guitar's "blues box" design evokes the 1930s -- but its Fishman Sonitone preamp and Sonicore pickup are ready for the modern stage.

Your Epiphone EL-00 Studio acoustic-electric will take you back a hundred years to the golden age of acoustic guitars. This small-bodied beauty, often referred to as a "parlor guitar" or a "blues box," features a solid-spruce-topped body with select mahogany back and sides, a comfortable resounding mahogany neck, a pau ferro fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays and 19 medium frets, and a battery-powered Fishman Sonitone sound-hole preamp with master volume and master tone controls. You can take this golden oldie and plug it in for a show, a recording session, or just a solitary jam in your bedroom.

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A Remake from a Golden Era

The acoustic guitar went through a lot of changes in design throughout the early 20th century, and your EL-00 pays homage to this golden era of innovation in composition, sound, and look. Folk and blues musicians tended to stick to smaller-body guitars because of their mass production and affordability, and this is where the parlor guitar came into play with its shorter scale length, lighter weight, and smaller size. All of these attributes make this Epiphone a trusty travel companion.

Spruce-Topped Body with Mahogany Back and Sides

Your EL-00 Studio Parlor's big sound comes from the tonewoods that make up its body -- a spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Spruce offers a strong fundamental-to-overtone ratio for a forceful and direct tone, while mahogany really lifts your mids, low read more mids, and lower frequencies. The combination of these two woods makes for a solidly well-rounded tone that's full of body and resonance.

Glued-in Mahogany Neck

Spanning 19 medium frets with attractive mother-of-pearl dot inlays, a smooth pau ferro fretboard tops off your EL-00 PRO's warm-sounding glued-in mahogany neck. This appendage provides lasting sustain to your playing and adds a little push to your strings' mid and lower frequencies, delivering a warm and deep tone.

Fishman Sonitone Preamp

Housed inside your EL-00 PRO's resounding body is a Fishman Sonitone preamp to pump its well-rounded tone through to an amplifier or PA system. Fishman's electronics are very popular -- they're known for capturing and projecting a well-defined, full-bodied acoustic-electric guitar sound. Plug in your EL-00 PRO, and you'll get all the warm, deep lows and mids that this mahogany/spruce axe is capable of.


- Solid spruce top with select mahogany back and sides
- X body bracing
- Pau ferro fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays and 19 medium frets
- Glued-in dovetail mahogany neck in slim taper D profile
- Scale length of 24.75"
- Compensated imitation bone saddle
- Nickel hardware and strap buttons
- Tortoise shell style pickguard with vintage style metal "E"
- 9 volt battery-powered Fishman Sonitone sound-hole preamp with master volume and master tone controls
- Grover tuners with mini-buttons
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- Body: select mahogany
- Top: solid spruce
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper; D profile
- Neck joint: glued-in, dovetail
- Truss Rod: adjustable
- Inlays: pearloid dot
- Binding: -fingerboard, 1-ply black
- -top, 3-ply white/black
- -back, 1-ply white
- Fingerboard: pau ferro
- Nut: 1.68"
- Scale: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: pau ferro with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12
- Frets: 19, medium
- Strap Buttons: nickel
- Hardware: nickel
- Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
- Pickguard: tortoise shell style with vintage style metal "E"
- Preamp: Fishman Sonitone sound-hole preamp with Master Volume and Master Tone
- Battery: 9 volt
- Pickup: Fishman Sonicore (under saddle)
- Machine Heads: Grover with mini-buttons; 14:1
- Strings: D'Addario Phospher (12-53)
- Length 40.5"
- Lower bout 15.5"
- Upper bout 10.75"
- Depth 3.75"

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of their products and instruments, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 7.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EE00VSNH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Epiphone EL-00 Studio Parlor

The Epiphone EL-00 Studio Acoustic-Electric guitar is a direct descendant of Epiphone's original line of flattops, going back to the golden age of acoustic guitars in the 1930s. The smaller "parlor" or "blues box" style acoustic guitar is favored by blues players of all eras for its compressed, woody tonal quality, short scale, and comfortable weight which makes it ideal for fingerpicking or the bark of a bottle neck slide. Now featuring the Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup, the EL-00 Studio Acoustic-Electric can now plug-in and be heard on any size stage with first class acoustic-electric sound.

The EL-00 Studio Acoustic/Electric from Epiphone carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty featuring Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service that guarantees your blues machine against defects in materials or workmanship.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted January 29, 2014 by Debbie R in Appomattox, VA
"Best Guitar for the Money!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I absolutely LOVE this little guitar! The retro look is beautiful. I like the smaller size of it. I am a female with smaller hands and I've never been able to play bar chords well on my other acoustic guitars but I can on this one. The sound is so sweet. I haven't even hooked it up to an amp yet, but I like having that option. And the price is so low for such a fine instrument. I keep using the Zzounds payment plans so I have a low monthly payment, then I buy another instrument as soon as I pay for one and I never even miss the money. I have been highly satisfied with my Zzounds experience, and I have ended up with great instruments. But the Epiphone EL-00 is, by far, my favorite.
Musical Background:
I have been playing music for over 40 years. I am primarily a piano player but I also play sax, guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin.
Musical Style:
All styles. I play in a country rock band and a folk/eclectic band.
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